Whats your explanation of wisdom?

Submitted by Dadummy on Mon, 01/14/2008 - 00:59

what do you call wisdom? do you think its someome who went to college and kept on learning? do you think its the person who claims to know all the answers? i think of wisdom as the things we learn from our mistakes the things that make change in our lives ive known people who didnt have a pot to p--- in and had more wisdom than the smartest person i know. wisdom is the ability to say i made a mistake and learn from it amove on without regret. i would love to have half the wisdom ive seen in some really older people who tried to maintain their dignity while being slid under the rug so no one had to listen to them maybe our younger generation ought to have senior classes all though school so as to learn what teaches wisdom. its not whos the smartest or has the most friends. its a real power that comes with life and cant be taught.

wisdom is power of the mind that comes with age

Mon, 01/14/2008 - 00:59 Permalink

Wisdom is the knowledge that we gather from our experience. It definitely increases with age.

Mon, 01/14/2008 - 05:59 Permalink

I think wisdom, is life experiences ,and knowledge, is book sense.I have seen people who have loads of book sense, but are dumb as a rock about life experiences.

Mon, 01/14/2008 - 17:23 Permalink

Dadummy, thought you would like this poem of wisdom that I found.

Puppies for Sale

A storeowner was tacking a sign above his door that read
"Puppies For Sale."
Signs like that has a way of attracting small children,
and sure enough, a little boy appeared
under the storeowner's sign.

"How much are you going to sell the puppies for?" he asked.

The storeowner replied, "Anywhere from $30 to $50."
The little boy reached in his pocket and pulled out some change. "I have $2.37," he said.
"Can I please look at them?"

The storeowner smiled and whistled
and out of the kennel came Lady,
who ran down the aisle of his store followed by five
teeny, tiny balls of fur.
One puppy was lagging considerably behind.
Immediately the little boy singled out the lagging,
limping puppy and said,
"What's wrong with that little dog?"

The storeowner explained that the veterinarian
had examined the little puppy and had discovered
it didn't have a hip socket.
It would always limp. It would always be lame.
The little boy became excited.
"That is the puppy that I want to buy."

The storeowner said,
"No, you don't want to buy that little dog.
If you really want him, I'll just give him to you."

The little boy got quite upset. He looked straight into the storeowner's eyes, pointing his finger, and said,
"I don't want you to give him to me.
That little dog is worth every bit
as much as all the other dogs
and I'll pay full price.
In fact, I'll give you $2.37 now, and 50 cents a month
until I have him paid for."

The storeowner countered,
"You really don't want to buy this little dog.
He is never going to be able to run and jump
and play with you like the other puppies."

To his surprise, the little boy reached down
and rolled up his pant leg
to reveal a badly twisted crippled left leg
supported by a big metal brace.

He looked up at the storeowner and softly replied,
"Well, I don't run so well myself,
and the little puppy
will need someone who understands!"

Mon, 01/14/2008 - 22:08 Permalink

What a good story, these two were just made for each other. It would take someone with a disability to take this little puppy on and overlook his shortcomings, how nice for both of them to find each other.

Tue, 01/15/2008 - 01:00 Permalink

I think the story means something different. It reveals our shortcomings to understand that disability does not reduce worth. Does only a kid cowed by disability have the wisdom to understand what a creature is worth?

Tue, 01/15/2008 - 08:52 Permalink

Some times, I think that is true, the store owner did not see the puppies true worth that is for sure, hopefully it gave him a new way to look at things too.

Tue, 01/15/2008 - 17:42 Permalink

Yes probably it did. Nice story by the way Lunchtime :)

Wed, 01/16/2008 - 06:49 Permalink

I see the wisdom in the story, I think it is saying that you don’t necessarily have to be old to have wisdom, this young man was wise for his age through experience.

Wed, 01/16/2008 - 17:08 Permalink

i was given this from someone i admire for her corage and stamina so im passing it on so it may help someone else. here goes.

you gain strength courage and confidance by every experiance in which you really stop to look fear in the face. you are able to say to yourself" i have lived through this horror i can take the next thing that comes along. you must do the things you think you cannot do. thanks to all my mentors.

Wed, 01/16/2008 - 23:59 Permalink

Pearls of wisdom can be learned through every experience that we have. We often relate wisdom to age, but our youngsters can be full of wisdom or wise cracks too. I think that we learn from doing, if you touch fire, you will get burnt.

Much of our wisdom comes in history also, we have to be careful here, if we forget our history, we repeat our mistakes and never learn from them. Adolf Hitler, a man that we all need to know about, the slavery era, we all need to remember, Many other frightful events that have happened, 9/11, if we forget, we relax and this all could very well repeat itself.

Fri, 01/18/2008 - 03:02 Permalink

Thats a gem of an opinion. History definitely nurtures wisdom. We all learn from the past.

Fri, 01/18/2008 - 05:27 Permalink

I agree Laura, I was always taught that if we forget history that it will repeat itself, now that might be good for somethings but there is so much bad in history that we need to remember and learn from.

We should pass those lessons on to our younger folks too, I remember in high school history learning about all the wars and the way it was for some races through out history. Seems so easy to forget when we were not there personally and as time goes by the message gets weaker and weaker. sad but true.

Sat, 01/19/2008 - 01:21 Permalink

I feel it is only our fault. We are the ones who are not being able to keep our history safe. I doubt how many remember anything of what they have read in their history books in school.

It is always in the good humor to understand and retain the values. It is not necessary that we have to have them on the top of our minds but we can learn from it. I am sure no one is going to forget 9/11 only because it has taken place before our eyes.

Sat, 01/19/2008 - 03:45 Permalink